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Energy Supply Chain Inquiry, San Francisco Zinn Bookfair, 4 Dec 2016

Bakken Route BNSF

"Energy Supply Chains: Working Class Solidarity & Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline" presentation at 3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair on Sunday December 4th, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon at San Francisco City College Mission Campus. Attendees will be taken through a "thought experiment" that imagines solidarity spreading throughout the entire energy supply chain in solidarity with the protests to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Energy Supply Chains: Working Class Solidarity & Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline

This Energy Supply Chain Worker Inquiry is an interactive workshop where participants will brainstorm ways for solidarity to follow energy supply chains and model ways for worker resistance, community solidarity, and direct action to flow from the point of extraction of Bakken Shale from the Williston Basin in North Dakota to points of further processing/refining and consumption of both intermediate – feedstock – and finished crude oil products, including all the communities where the commodities pass through and all the workers arrayed along the chain. The goal is to demonstrate how working class solidarity with the struggle against the pipeline’s effect on the Standing Rock Reservation can spread and strengthen the fight to stop it. Our power as workers increases when everyone acts in unison; it expands exponentially when solidarity actions spread down the chain, crossing sectors, reaching new communities, and even spanning continents. Our goal is gaining a greater understanding of fossil fuel commodity chains as they presently exist and how we can better connect struggles along them locally and globally. We will provide maps of supply chains and flowcharts of the links between work sectors, and other necessary materials.

Ted Gullicksen Room (201)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair
Sunday December 4th, 2016, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
San Francisco City College Mission Campus

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Dec 1 2016 03:58

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  • They are not all organized, but then they would not all have to say ‘No’: just enough of them, acting in concert, at vital points in the chain.”

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